Breaking with other defendants, Gov. Phil Bryant on his own appealed U.S. District Judge Carlton’s ruling against House Bill 1523. Attorney General Jim Hood, who is unsure whether he will appeal the decision, concentrated on the state’s budget prospects, predicting a $120 million shortfall this fiscal year. And in other money matters, Mississippi Today itemizes the cost of the massive Continental Tire deal.

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